Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup sugar

  2. 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  3. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  4. 3/4 cup water

  5. 1 package (12 ounces) frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed

  6. 1 tablespoon butter TOPPING:

  7. 1 cup all-purpose flour

  8. 4 tablespoons sugar, divided

  9. 2 teaspoons baking powder

  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  11. 3 tablespoons shortening

  12. 1/2 cup 2% milk Ice cream, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in water until smooth. Add the cherries and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish; set aside. For topping, in a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Drop by spoonfuls over the cherries; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.


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